Chandler and Jiminez have 1st court date amid marriage equality protest

Posted on 02 Aug 2012 at 11:09am

A crowd of about 25 protested for marriage equality outside the Crowley Courts building as Mark Jiminez and Beau Chandler made their first court appearance.

The couple was arrested on July 5 for criminal trespass in the County Records Building when they applied for their marriage license.

Attorneys Dax Garvin and Kim Butler spoke to the judges in criminal courts 4 and 5 to set their next court appearance. Jiminez has a date of Aug. 23 and Chandler Sept. 26. The cases will be tried separately.

After the court appearance, Jiminez and Butler met with supporters outside. Many marched back to the County Records Building where they were planning another sit-in in the marriage license bureau.

Sit-ins in support of the couple were planned in San Diego, Tampa and Ohio.

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